Bibliography: Climate Change (page 450 of 472)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Donald R. Wentworth, Michael W. Watts, Richard M. Ingersoll, Shel Weissman, Janine Biachi, Nancy S. Dorfman, Jon Price, Julius Shiskin, Karen Mundie, and Pam Christie.

Johnson, Kerry Anne (1998). El Nino and the Teacher at Sea, Science Scope. Details the experiences of a teacher who spent a month on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship. Reports observations of developing El Nino conditions and presents related classroom activities. Descriptors: Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, General Science

Shiskin, Julius (1976). Employment and Unemployment: the Doughnut or the Hole?, Monthly Labor Review. A discussion of unemployment and the relative merits of various types of employment and unemployment rates as measures of the economy's performance and as cyclical indicators is supplemented by tables. The employment-population ratio and the unemployment rate are deemed useful cyclical indicators.   [More]  Descriptors: Business Cycles, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Research

Weissman, Shel; And Others (1978). Designing a Growth-Producing Environment, Alternative Higher Education: The Journal of Nontraditional Studies. Ways in which a university counseling center changed its management style and subsequent service delivery are described. The center went from the traditional director-staff relationship to a collective governance process.   [More]  Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems

Mundie, Karen (1999). Integrating Professional Teaching Staff into a Volunteer-Based Agency. Action Research Monograph. The Greater Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Literacy Council (GPLC) is a volunteer-based literacy council that provides adult basic and literacy education services to the area's citizens. The GPLC conducted an action research project to determine whether adding monthly meetings for professional teaching staff and providing opportunities for interaction with other GPLC staff would result in a teaching staff that was more integrated and more mutually supportive. During the project, the GPLC's four professional teachers met four times. They discussed common issues, participated in problem solving, and shared teaching methods. All teachers were scheduled to attend professional development activities, including at least one group activity. The teachers were interviewed and asked to complete an oral questionnaire six months later. All four teachers valued the teacher meetings enough to continue them for the next contract year. All four teachers stated that they valued the meetings for providing an understanding audience for brainstorming and general commiseration. Three of the four teachers found time for additional professional development activities that allowed for interaction with GPLC staff and other literacy professionals. Three teachers stated that the meetings made them feel less isolated, and two stated that the meetings made them feel much more integrated into the agency.   [More]  Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy

Biachi, Janine; Nutter, Ann; Price, Jon (1998). What Is El Nino and How Does It Affect Us?. This teaching unit provides materials and information about the effects of El Nino on people, the economy, and nature around the world. It is important for students to know the impact El Nino has had on the world. The unit presents information that builds student's interest in other environmental phenomena as well. This unit offers information on societal issues such as land and property destruction and how that affects the world's population economically. This helps students learn how governments and leaders deal with these issues. Students take part in research and use resources available to gain knowledge and experience in research techniques. Sixth-grade language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics standards were taken from the instructional goals and objectives of West Virginia as guidelines addressed in the unit. Descriptors: Climate Change, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities

Lynch, Gerald J.; Watts, Michael W.; Wentworth, Donald R. (1998). Focus: International Economics. The "Focus" series, part of the National Council on Economic Education's (NCEE) EconomicsAmerica program, uses economics to enhance learning in subjects such as history, geography, civics, and personal finance, as well as economics. Activities are interactive, reflecting the belief that students learn best through active, highly personalized experiences with economics. The lessons are correlated explicitly to NCEE's "Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics" and "A Framework for Teaching Basic Economic Concepts." This lesson guide highlights and examines basic concepts and issues in international economics. It presents 20 lessons organized around several major content themes: international economics, global production and competition, exchange rates and issues in international finance, free trade vs. protectionism, international economic development, and economic systems. Student activities focus on such topics as: why people and nations trade, interpreting trade data, trade barriers, balance of payments, where to locate a factory, foreign currency and exchange rates, should developing countries have free trade, the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and privatization around the world.   [More]  Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development

Ingersoll, Richard M. (1999). Teacher Turnover, Teacher Shortages, and the Organization of Schools. A CTP Working Paper. This analysis examines the effects of school and organizational characteristics on teacher turnover and, in turn, school staffing problems. The analyses are based on data from the Schools and Staffing Survey and its supplement, the Teacher Followup Survey, a large, comprehensive, nationally representative survey of teachers and schools conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Teacher characteristics, such as specialty field, age, and retirement, account for a significant amount of turnover. There are also significant effects of school and organizational characteristics on turnover that have largely been overlooked by previous theory and research. The data show that while high-poverty public schools have moderately higher rates, neither larger schools, nor public schools in large school districts, nor urban schools have high rates of teacher turnover. In contrast, small private schools stand out for their high rates of turnover. The analysis also shows that math and science teachers are not more likely to depart than other teachers, once other factors are controlled. Moreover, the amount of turnover accounted for by retirement is relatively minor when compared to that resulting from two related causes teacher job dissatisfaction and teachers pursuing better jobs or other careers. Organizational characteristics such as inadequate support from the administration, low salaries, student discipline problems, and limited faculty input into school decision-making all contribute to higher rates of turnover, controlling for the characteristics of teachers and schools. The results suggest that school staffing problems are not solely a result of shortfalls driven by increasing retirement levels, but also a result of low retention due to organizational conditions. (Contains 99 references, 16 endnotes, 4 tables, and 2 figures.)   [More]  Descriptors: Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover

Commission for Racial Equality, London (England). (1979). Mount Pleasant United Working Men's Club: Report of a Formal Investigation into the Mount Pleasant United Working Men's Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Commission for Racial Equality held a formal investigation into complaints of racial discrimination in membership and visitor practices at the United Working Men's Club of Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. This report presents the oral testimony taken at the hearings and the conclusions of the Commission. At the end of the investigation the Club acknowledged that it had been in defiance of the Race Relations Act of 1976 and agreed to come into compliance with the law. Descriptors: Adults, Compliance (Legal), Foreign Countries, Hearings

Hall, Valerie (1994). Making a Difference: Women Headteachers' Contribution to Schools As Learning Institutions. This paper presents findings of a study that examined how six women headteachers in Great Britain worked as school leaders. Data were obtained through observation, joint inquiry, structured conversations, and life-history interviews. The study drew on Wallace and Hall's (1994) power-culture metaphor, which stated that individuals make different use of resources to achieve desired goals through interaction according to their beliefs and values. The study looked at how the women heads attempted to influence and direct the organizational cultures for which they were responsible. Findings indicate that each of the heads "grew into" the headship. They held clear values, preferred influence over power, and utilized effective interpersonal and communication skills. They viewed their own empowerment as enabling them to empower others. Constraints to creating a supportive learning environment included gender, staff resistance, and changing external demands. The findings do not assert that women are better leaders than men, but show how the women headteachers' visions and more conducive to the development of schools as learning organizations. Contains 21 references.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries

Dorfman, Nancy S. (1975). Inflation's Impact on Faculty Retirement Annuities, Industrial Gerontology. The discussion is confined to the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) and how they have remained effective with the rise of inflation.   [More]  Descriptors: College Faculty, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economics

Mitchell, Douglas E.; Spady, William G. (1978). Organizational Contexts for Implementing Outcome Based Education, Educational Researcher. Failure in the areas of student social responsibility, social integration, and personal development has led schools to focus on various forms of outcome based education. In this article, three outcome based models are discussed in relation to the current surge of competency based educational programs. Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education

Christie, Pam (1998). Schools as (Dis)Organisations: The 'Breakdown of the Culture of Learning and Teaching' in South African Schools, Cambridge Journal of Education. Addresses the poor functioning of the previously black schools in South Africa spawned by apartheid that is commonly termed as 'the breakdown of the culture of teaching and learning.' Analyzes the schools' organization in order to understand why 'the breakdown' and explores interventions to remedy it. Descriptors: Apartheid, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Failure

Parkay, Forrest (1976). Innovation in a Chicago Inner-City High School, Phi Delta Kappan. A Chicago inner-city high school that attempted "top-down" innovations without true teacher participation finds that little has changed, according to a teacher who has been case historian.   [More]  Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning

Leatherman, Courtney (1998). Graduate Students Push for Reforms, Chronicle of Higher Education. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students has passed resolutions calling for reforms intended to improve the lives of graduate students, including increasing health care and making faculty and institutions accountable for better advising. Although the association is not dominated by union activists, the issue of collective bargaining for graduate student assistants is a significant one. Descriptors: Academic Advising, Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, Economic Climate

Wilson, Jennifer B. (1998). Diversity Training with a Dramatic Flair, CUPA Journal. Describes the "social action theater" approach to diversity training in colleges and universities. The method uses one-act plays to present diversity issues in a way that creates conflict among characters and promotes audience discussion. Issues in using social-action theater are examined, including benefits, determining level of campus support, ethical considerations, identification of issues, script development, and implementation. Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Pluralism

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